The Portland Timbers are on the road until August 11th, except for a particularly noteworthy friendly being played at Merlo Field this Saturday, July 17th 2010 . . .
Our humble Portland Timbers of the USSF division 2 face one of the richest football clubs in the world, Manchester City of the English Premier League this Saturday, July 17th 2010.The 31 man traveling roster for Manchester City includes three players who represented their countries in the 2010 World Cup finals: Shaun Wright-Phillips (England), Kolo Toure and midfielder Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast). [more]
The Timbers’ virtual venue visualization used for 2011 MLS seat selection has been garnering media attention recently:
A look into the future in Portland by Duane Rollins at The 24th Minute
The Portland Timbers have released a mock-up of the renovated stadium so that people can buy their season tickets with some knowledge of what the place will look like. It’s not new technology. Most pro sports teams are providing a similar service. But, it is some serious stadium porn for the true hardcore North American footy geek. [more]
Timbers fans see future with Virtual Venue by Joe Becker at KGW Sports
PORTLAND — Major League Soccer in Portland is less than 9 months away and Timbers fans will have plenty of options when it comes to tickets.
PGE Park has about two months left before becoming a soccer-only stadium. Construction will begin in early September.
The Timbers were already using the very latest technology to give soccer fans a look into the future. It’s called Virtual Venue and gives fans an accurate view of every seating section available when the timbers begin play in the MLS. [more]
In FO news, Part 2 of Prost America Soccer’s interview with Timbers COO Mike Golub is now up . . .
Golub: No $9 Beers in Portland But You Can Buy Three $3 Beers! at Prost America Soccer
PROST AMERIKA: What have you learned about soccer since you started here?
MIKE GOLUB: I think relative to other sports I’ve been involved in, there’s a real sense of mission and purpose in the sport. There’s just a universal love of the game, a universal intent to keep the sport moving forward in this country. [more]
The John Spencer rumors are rumored to be more than rumors . . .
Report: Spencer to be Timbers first MLS coach by Erik Siemers at the Portland Business Journal
Signs point towards John Spencer becoming the Portland Timbers first head coach in Major League Soccer.
The Houston Dynamo on Tuesday said Spencer left the club after more than four years as an assistant coach, according to a report on MLSSoccer.com, the league’s official website. [more]
Portland Timbers MLS Coach Rumors by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
We knew the Timbers would have a new coach for next season, and the rumors surrounding the decision have been building and now the Portland Business Journal is reporting that the next coach of the Portland Timbers will be the former assistant coach of the Houston Dynamo, John Spencer. Spencer has been in the assitant coaching spot for the past four years and resigned yesterday. [more]
In supporter news, the Timbers Army Trailer is dead, long live the Timbers Army Trailer – with your help!
Timbers Insider: Spencer headed to Portland? by Goeffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The surprise resignation of John Spencer earlier this week had many news outlets reporting that the former Houston Dynamo assistant coach would resurface in Portland.
No. At least he’s not in Portland today. He’s actually in Portugal. But he could end up in Portland as the team’s coach when the Timbers join Major League Soccer in 2011. [more]
Timbers Army Trailer Update at TimbersArmy.org
Our home and transport for both Timbers Army merchandise and 107ist membership items, the Timbers Army Sunshine Trailer, was recently damaged beyond repair. A lot of hard work, time, and love went into the trailer and we are appreciative of everyone who contributed.
While we are actively seeking to replace the trailer with a new and improved alternative, we will still be providing ways for you to collect both orders and membership cards and t-shirts. On Saturday, we will be handing out merchandise on the patio at 4pm at the Twilight Room on 5242 North Lombard Street, Portland, OR (503) 283-5091 before the Portland Timbers play Manchester City at University of Portland’s Merlo Field at 7pm. The Twilight Room has also extended happy hour prices and given us a $1 off meals special for the day.
If you just ordered one of the limited edition PTFC vs. MCFC scarves, those will be available at the Twilight Room too.
How You Can Help
Want to help us with our replacement efforts for a new, Timbers Army ‘merchmobile’? We are currently collected donated items and services for an upcoming fundraising event. If you have an item or service to donate, you can post it on talktimbers.com here or send us an email about your offering.
Also, you can donate at anytime on our website here (you can specify ‘TA Trailer Fund’ in the text box during the PayPal checkout process as needed.) If you have any other ideas or donations for fund raising or a replacement, let us know!
At our next home game, we will be in the same location as always, outside the florist shop on SW 20th and SW Morrison diagonal to PGE Park to hand out merchandise.